Mars Direct: Humans to Red Planet within a Decade

Mars Direct: Humans to the Red Planet within a Decade by Robert Zubrin

While many have said that human missions to Mars are an endeavor that would be excessively costly and take many decades, a small team at Martin Marietta has drawn up a daring plan that could sharply cut costs and send a group of American astronauts to the Red Planet within ten years. The plan, known as Mars Direct, has attracted international attention and broad controversy. Now, with debate how to proceed with human space exploration, the Mars Direct plan is more relevant than ever. Can Americans reach the Red Planet in our time? The principal author of Mars Direct, Robert Zubrin, addresses this question. Following the lecture, he will sign copies of his popular books The Case for Mars, How to Live on Mars, and Merchants of Despair. Prior to the lecture, attend a special evening screening of The Great Planet Adventures at 6 p.m. in the Burke Baker Planetarium. (Separate ticket required.)

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  • Lyle S.

    I enjoyed this presentation tho I got a free ticket and it did indeed seem steeply priced — I thot the presenter was quite engaging and apparently knowledgeable...

    1 · May 10

  • Robert L. H.

    Key points were good----Presentation was weak and slide support materials were below my standards ( not enough and horrible quality)-----Sound System Inadequate------Support Material Books were manuscript quality----Disappointing---Ticket should have been $ 5 and books should have been half the price-----

    May 8

  • Mike C.

    Sorry, work ran until 8:30. I will make the next one. How was it?

    May 7

  • Steve

    I'll be there by 6:30 if my seasonal allergies agree. If they don't, I may not be there at all.

    May 7

  • Bry

    John Moffit, myself and a few folks will be attending the planetarium show starting at 6pm. Then on to the lecture at 7pm. Please join us at 6 for the show.

    May 7

  • A former member
    A former member

    What is the total cost to attend this event?

    1 · May 6

    • Steve

      $18 for non-museum members, $12 for museum members. If I'm there, I can get non-members in for $14 with our discount.

      May 7

    • Robert L. H.

      That does not include the 6:00 "Great Planet presentation----Does it?

      May 7

  • Teresa

    How do I find you guys?

    May 6

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